A driver took an SUV for a joyride on the field at Petco Park, tearing up the dirt surface with “doughnuts” before the grounds crew blocked his exit long enough for police to arrive and capture him, authorities said.

It happened just before 10 a.m. Friday at the Padres’ downtown ballpark, according to San Diego police and a witness who recorded part of the incident from his office overlooking the field. 

Ryan Carlson was on the phone when he first noticed the SUV enter the ballpark through a tunnel in left field. He initially believed it was a member of the grounds crew, which he said has been working on the field throughout the week.